FAST Grading: A Guide to Implementing Best Practices (Common Mistakes Educators Make with Grading Policies) by Douglas Reeves

FAST Grading: A Guide to Implementing Best Practices (Common Mistakes Educators Make with Grading…

byDouglas Reeves

Kobo ebook | April 8, 2016

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Embrace effective grading procedures that have the power to reduce failure rates, improve student discipline, encourage learning, and enhance morale. In this three-part guide, the author presents practical strategies teachers and administrators can use to ensure their grading practices center on four essential criteria: fairness, accuracy, specificity, and timeliness. Apply case studies, real-world feedback models, and interactive reflection questions gain support for grading reform, navigate implementation challenges, and more.


  • Discover effective guides to resolving student behavior problems, tardiness, and academic dishonesty.
  • Learn about the five mistakes educators often make that cause grading reform to fail.
  • Understand how to gain the support of stakeholders for grading reform, even when opinions differ.
  • Study how bad grading practices waste teachers’ time and how improved practices can save time.
  • Consider the experiences of schools that have tackled grading challenges.
  • Reflect on grading practices and plan improvements using exercises in every chapter.



Introduction       FAST Grading: Fair, Accurate, Specific, and Timely

Part I     Building Relationships with Teachers, Parents, and Communities

1              Preparing for FAST Grading

2              Finding Common Ground in the Grading Debate

3              Gaining Teachers’ Perspectives on Grading

Part II    Implementing FAST Grading and Improving Best Practices

4              Establishing FAST Grading

5              Implementing Time-Saving Strategies for Busy Teachers

6              Grading Student Behavior

Part III   Considering FAST Feedback Throughout Schools, Systems, and Communities

7              Learning from Physical Education and the Arts

8              Considering the Contexts of Teaching and Leading

Title:FAST Grading: A Guide to Implementing Best Practices (Common Mistakes Educators Make with Grading…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 8, 2016Publisher:Solution Tree PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1936763885

ISBN - 13:9781936763887

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